Nice day at the Gorge

North Columbia

brendanbenson1 , Saturday 14th November, 2020 10:05PM

Fun day out skiing, good powder conditions in protected areas. Snowpack depth ~120cm around 1900m on NW facing aspect. Did two column tests, first one was reactive at 4 taps from elbow, 15cm down, planar failure on facets above rain crust. Second failed, non planar at 9 from elbow on Nov. 5th rain crust around 30cm down.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN